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Trek Marlin 5

Trek

Marlin 5
2018

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (22 Reviews)
 

2018 Trek Marlin 5

- Ride the fastest wheel that fits with Smart Wheel Size
- Ride-tuned aluminum frame is XC light, mountain tough
- Extended size range gives you a better fit for a better ride
- Backed by Trek's limited lifetime warranty

 
Specification Description
Frame Alpha Silver Aluminum w/semi-integrated head tube, rack & fender mounts, G2 Geometry on 29ers
Fork RST Gila, coil spring, preload, mechanical lockout, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset on 29ers, 100mm travel (13.5: 80mm travel)
Headset 1-1/8-inch threadless, semi-integrated, semi-cartridge bearings
Rims/Wheels Bontrager Connection 32-hole double-walled
Hubs Front: Formula DC20 alloy
Rear: DC22 alloy
Tires Bontrager XR2 29 x 2.2 (Front)
29 x 2.0 (Rear)
13.5 & 15.5 Frames: 27.5 x 2.0
Crankset Shimano Tourney TY501
Chainrings 42/34/24
Bottom Bracket Sealed cartridge
Chain KMC Z51
Front Derailleur Shimano Tourney TY700
Rear Derailleur Shimano Tourney TY300
Rear Cogs Shimano HG20, 12-32, 7 speed
Shifters Shimano Altus M310
Handlebars Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 15mm rise
Tape/Grips Bontrager Satellite Plus, ergonomic
Stem Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 7mm rise, Blendr compatible
Brake Levers Tektro
Brakes Tektro M285 hydraulic disc
Pedals Wellgo nylon platform
Saddle Bontrager Evoke 1
Seat Post Bontrager SSR, 2-bolt head, 27.2mm, 12mm offset

* Subject to change without notice.

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4.5 stars

(based on 22 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Pros

  • Stylish  (16)
  • Lightweight  (14)
  • Durable  (11)
  • Comfortable  (9)
  • Packs Well  (3)

Cons

  • Brakes  (4)
  • Fork  (3)
  • Squeaky Brakes  (3)
  • Tires 
  • Bad Grips 

Best Uses

  • Mountaineering  (8)
  • Comfort  (4)
  • Trails  (3)
  • Commuting  (2)
  • Trail  (2)

Reviewed by 22 customers

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2.0

Bad bike for actual mountain biking!!!

By Boston Biker

from Boston, MA

About Me

Pros

  • Good Looks
  • Nice Grips

Cons

  • Fork
  • Seat
  • Brakes
  • Shifters
  • Tires

Best Uses

  • Leisurly family rides

Comments:

I bought this bike around 6 months ago and am starting to slowly get more and more aggravated with it. I ride 3-4 times a week on advanced trails and this bike was clearly not meant for it.The suspension fork is pretty much rock hard even when on.(I'm 149lbs) The brakes are absolutely terrible and the gears shift pretty bad. Starting to realized Trek uses cheap products on most of their bikes. Going to be trading this in very soon to get a different bike. Would not buy trek again.

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5.0

Monster of a Bike

By James the Giant

from Springfield, MO

About Me

Pros

  • Large

Cons

  • Squeaky brakes

Best Uses

  • Gravel
  • Trails

Comments:

I'm 6'7" and the 23" Marlin 5 makes me feel small for once. It's a great fit and the ride is smooth and easy. The only issue I've had are the squeaky brakes, but I've gotten used to them.

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5.0

Great Budget Bike

By Uday

from Auburn Hills, Michigan

About Me

Pros

  • Price
  • Frame

Cons

  • Fork
  • Brakes

Best Uses

  • Trail
  • Mountain

Comments:

It is a great bike for the price. It looks cooler than bikes that cost almost double the price. Not recommended for extreme or downhill riding but it is more than good for cross country or trail riding

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4.0

I'm pleased

By Egnarfed

from Ohio

About Me Advanced

Pros

  • Easy To Keep Clean
  • Comfortable
  • Locking Suspension Fork
  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Fast
  • True To Size

Cons

  • Forks Only On Or Off
  • Squeaky Brakes
  • Easy To Scratch

Best Uses

  • Intermediate Trails
  • Advanced Trails
  • Cross Country

Comments:

I've only had the bike for about two months now, and for my local trails it has worked fine. I haven't had any real problems with this bike either, except for the fact that the suspension fork only has the options open or closed. I would prefer a way to have it only half way open. Other than that I cannot complain about the bike for the price.

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4.0

Trek Marlin5

By Eric ride on

from Southeast Iowa

About Me Intermediate

Pros

  • Stylish
  • 29r

Cons

  • Squeaky Brakes
  • Seat Uncomfortable

Best Uses

  • Riding Around Town
  • Trail Riding

Comments:

Just purchased the Marlin 5. And I must say it is an awesome mt bike. Glad I shopped locally too, as I almost bought a my. Bike online.ive owned other Trek Mt. Bikes and this is the best one by far, my last one was a Trek 820. So I'm glad I got this Marlin 5, handles excellent and love the 29 inch wheels. Viper red looks really good for this bike too.

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5.0

super good

By teganjb55

from Vancouver,BC

About Me Advanced

Pros

  • Forks
  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • Stylish
  • Tyres
  • Warm

Cons

  • Not Super Comfortable

Best Uses

  • Single Trails
  • Trails
  • And More
  • Jumps

Comments:

super good bike for the price cant get any better for a front fork

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5.0

best hard tail

By teganjb55

from Vancouver,BC

About Me Advanced

Pros

  • Stylish
  • Durable
  • Suspension Is Sooooo Good
  • Lightweight
  • Warm

Cons

  • Not Super Comfy Seats

Best Uses

  • And More
  • Cross Country
  • Going On Trails
  • Single Track
  • Light Jumps

Comments:

good for basically anything but not big jumps or SUPER hardcore trails

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5.0

Hi

By Bear

from Hi

About Me Professional

Pros

  • Stylish
  • Comfortable
  • Warm
  • Durable
  • Breathability
  • Lightweight
  • Packs Well

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountaineering
    • Comfort

    Comments:

    It is awesome

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    5.0

    really good bike for offroading

    By stunt bikes

    from boston ma

    About Me Expert

    Pros

    • Offroader Stunt Bike
    • Lightweight
    • Durable
    • Comfortable
    • Stylish

    Cons

    • Bad Grips

    Best Uses

    • Skiing
    • Comfort
    • Stunting
    • Mountaineering
    • Snowboarding

    Comments:

    suspensions great but the spokes are weak i use this product to do offroading and races also going places

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    4.0

    great mountain bike

    By j

    from manitoba

    About Me Intermediate

    Pros

    • Great Frame
    • Durable
    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight
    • Stylish
    • Packs Well

    Cons

    • Suspension

    Best Uses

    • Mountaineering

    Comments:

    this bike is really good. the tires grip the terrain like if its nothing. The shifters are perfect for the bike never had a problem with them. The bike is great for trails.

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